Information for Prospective Students

As we continue to return to fully-in person learning for Fall 2021, we welcome incoming Huskers to campus, and will gradually return to 'normal' as allowed under public health guidelines. The information below has been provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Studies and the Nebraska College of Law.


We understand this is a challenging time for people and communities across the world. The Office of Admissions is here to support you in any way we can, and encourage you to reach out to us at or 402-472-2023 if you have any questions or concerns.

Applying, Admitted and Transfer Students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will provide academic accommodations for students who are experiencing disrupted schedules or attending a school that has moved to online or remote education as a result of COVID-19. Students attending schools that have enacted precautionary measures related to COVID-19 will not be penalized in our application review.

  • Students who desire to attend Nebraska should contact the Office of Admissions at or 402-472-2023.
  • Applicants should continue to fulfill their high school requirements as set by their schools. We will work with students and counselors to understand any modifications that have been established.
  • If a student or family experiences changes in their financial circumstances, such as lost income or increased costs, due to COVID-19, they may request a special circumstances re-evaluation of their 2020–21 FAFSA. Updates to the FAFSA are made on a case-by-case basis to reflect more accurately the financial need of students or families affected by COVID-19. If this applies to you, please contact Husker Hub at or 402-472-2030.


Application for Admission

The application for graduate admission continues to be available for all interested students.

English Proficiency Requirement

For international graduate applicants, the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has approved the temporary use of the Duolingo English Test in place of the in-person TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency exams. Duolingo English Tests taken through April 15, 2021 will be accepted. Scores are valid for two years from the date the test was taken. Applicants who take the Duolingo English Test will also be required to take UNL’s English Language Test upon arrival. For more information visit our website.

Cancellation of On-campus Individual and Group Visits

The Office of Graduate Studies has canceled all on-campus individual and group visits at this time.

Virtual Visits

The Office of Graduate Studies is hosting virtual visits via Zoom. If you are interested in visiting with a member of the Office of Graduate Studies team, sign up here.

College of Law

Individual Visits for Prospective Students

Nebraska Law Admissions welcomes opportunities to chat with prospective students one-on-one. In-person individual visits are available to students applying for Fall 2021 admission. Students wishing to talk to admissions about applications for later entry dates are encouraged to schedule a virtual meeting. Visit the College of Law website to schedule a time to visit our campus or talk with an admissions representative.

The College of Law has a number of other preview options available, including chats with students, participation in virtual classes and presentations from admissions counselors. See our visit page for current opportunities.

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Since the beginning of this public health crisis, we’ve been answering your questions about how UNL is responding and planning. We’ve compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions on the FAQ / Contact Us page.